Interior minister Fawzi Abdelal is having in talks in France on the provision of security equipment and training for the ministry.
He . . .[restrict]left for Paris on Monday at the invitation of the French Interior Ministry and is due to return to Libya at the weekend.
The visit follows last week’s Misrata agreement by brigades to hand over ports, airports, border posts and checkpoints to the civil authorities — which is most case means the Interior Ministry. On Wednesday, the government’s spokesman, Nasser Al-Mana, said that the process had begun.
According to sources at the Libyan Interior Ministry, Abdelal is looking for French help in training in the areas of civil defense, policing, criminal investigation and the fire-fighting service. He is also looking at anti-riot training and support in the fight against terrorism.
The supply of equipment for the Libyan police is also under discussion.
Earlier this week, the Algerian Interior Minister, Daho Ould Kablia, announced in Tripoli that Abdelal would visit Algeria “within weeks” to discuss border security and joint security cooperation, including the creation of a bilateral border committee between Algeria and Libya.
The Algerian Minister was in the Libyan capital for the Regional Security Summit at the beginning of the week.